On thing that really effected me tonight: We were on our way to dinner and a show and just outside our hotel was a gorgeous restored old pickup. Hubs has a weakness for this kind of thing and it was beautiful so we stopped to take a look. (Please forgive my cell phone photog, the camera was in the car.)
The young man who's name is on that gravestone always wanted to restore this old truck. He enlisted in the military after high school and was killed in the line of duty. His parents decided to restore the truck in his memory. The picture I didn't get was of the back of the truck. Across the bumper there was a banner that said 'All gave some, Some gave all' and the license plate read GAV ALL. This young man wasn't even 20 years old when he died serving his country, our country. I'm tearing up again just typing this.
Folks, I don't agree with a LOT of the decisions made by the leaders of his country, but we should be showing respect to those who serve so that we are free. I bet we all know people who have served. Take a minute out of your busy day to stop and say thank you. Without the bravery of these men and women, we would be living a much different life.